On Animals: Second Volume and New Cover Art.

Earlier today, David Clough announced that the second of his two-volume work on theology and animals, entitled On Animals: Volume 2: Theological Ethics, will be coming out sometime in 2016, and in addition,that  Bloomsbury will be reissuing the first volume with a new matching cover. The covers will feature the beautiful artwork of Franz Marc, who’s work also adorns the cover of Creaturely Theology, one of my favorite books co-edited by Clough and his former colleague at Chester, Celia Deane-Drummond. Needless to say, I am looking forward to the release of these handsome books.

On Animals 1 - 2016

On Animals 2 - 2016




3 thoughts on “On Animals: Second Volume and New Cover Art.

    • Yes! Clough posted an early draft of the contents for volume 2 on his academia.edu page awhile back.

      The book will begin with an introduction discussing the task of theological ethics with respect to animals, and in will discuss this task in relation to other accounts of animal ethics (e.g., utilitarianism, feminist care ethics).

      The rest of the book will be structured around various topics:

      Chpt 1: Using other animals for food.

      Chpt 2: Using other animals for clothing

      Chpt 3: Using other animals as research subjects

      Chpt 4: Using other animals for labor

      Chpt 5: Using other animals for sport

      Chpt 6: Other animals as companions

      Chpt 7: Other animals in conservation and environmental initiatives


      He has since indicated that the book will address the use of other animals in war as well as in religious ritual, but likely as subtopics in chapters 4 and 1 respectively.

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